Board of Trustees
Mary Cay Altmiller Chair (RN, BSN, OCN) Mary-Cay graduated from The College of Mount St. Vincent with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1986. She has been practicing as an Oncology Nurse for nearly 30 years. This career taught her how to be an advocate for patient’s special needs. This skill became a most valuable asset when she began facing the challenges of raising and educating an exceptional child. Her role as a mother/advocate was enhanced by post graduate certification in School Nursing from Cedar Crest College in 2008.
Stephanie Kenney (M.Ed in Integral Education from Endicott College, Beverly, MA; BA in mathematics and philosophy from Boston College, Newton, MA) is Assistant Principal and Director of Admissions at Tinicum Art and Science. She has been teaching for 25 years. Her classes have included Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Woodworking, Jewelry Making and Japanese. She has traveled to over 25 countries and speaks German and Japanese. She has worked with adolescents for many years and is certified to teach at the secondary level by the state of Pennsylvania. Stephanie holds a second degree blackbelt in Shin Boep, and studies sword and Ho Shin Sul in the Shim Gum Do style of martial arts.
Matthew Kustafik (B.A. English, Certified Wilson Language Teacher) has been a teacher at Tinicum Art and Science for the past 18 years. Matthew has taught numerous English and literature classes, creative writing, poetry, Introduction to American Sign Language, and social studies (global studies). In addition to teaching, he helped to develop, write, and implement the curriculum. Matthew also had many other responsibilities relating to student services, transition and placement, finding internships, and outreach. Prior to teaching, he worked in the mental health and intellectual disability fields for 7 years as a counselor and in various other capacities. Matthew has also worked extensively with dyslexic students, teaching them reading and writing techniques using the Wilson Reading System. He has worked in human services field and as an educator for the past 25 years.
Peter Ryan (M.Sc, F.O.T.) is principal of Tinicum Art and Science. He is a certified focusing-oriented psychotherapist and trainer, an instructor in martial arts (Korean Zen sword), and has taught literature and social studies for nearly 20 years. He holds an undergraduate degree from Boston College in education and English literature, and a master of science in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in trauma studies from Chestnut Hill College. He is a third degree black belt in Shim Gum Do, the Korean martial art. He has studied closely with the Zen Master Chang Sik Kim for many years. He is a poet and (unpublished) translator of traditional Zen texts, and has entries published in the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest on mid-20th century Italian politics.
David Ochmanowicz Jr serves as Treasurer for the Lotus School of Liberal Arts. Professionally he is a specialist in both group and individual insurance products. Dave and his Family live in Quakertown. He is active with the Quakertown Neighborhood Association and recognizes the need for open communication and a need for flexibility to the dynamic needs of every student in the community. He has been a volunteer and organizer in various local, statewide and national committees since 2011.
Initial Executive Committee
Mary Cay Altmiller, Chair RN, BSN, OCN
Stephanie Kenney, M.Ed
Matthew Kustafik, B.A., Certified Wilson Language Teacher
Peter Ryan, M.Sc, F.O.T.
Ruth Smith, BA, Temple University
Penelope Ettinger, BSc., Child Development, MSc., Human Services Management